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More evidence for acupuncture as Fibromyalgia treatment

Friday 26 April 2013


From's Adrienne Dellwo:


AcupunctureMore Evidence for Acupuncture as Fibromyalgia Treatment

By Adrienne Dellwo, Guide
April 24, 2013

Research Brief

A new study published in Rheumatology International suggests that dry needling (another name for acupuncture) is an effective treatment for fibromyalgia.

Researchers gave 60 people with fibromyalgia weekly dry-needling sessions for six weeks. At the end of the study period, the treatment group showed significant improvement when compared to the control group. The symptoms that improved included:

At a check up six weeks after the treatment period ended, the dry-needling group still showed significant improvement.

Learn more about dry needling/acupuncture: Acupuncture for Fibromyalgia.

I've had huge successes with acupuncture, both for fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome (which I believe led to the fibromyalgia.) It reduced my overall pain, anxiety, fatigue, and fibro fog - all of which made me much more functional.

Have you had acupuncture? How did it work for you? Is it something you've considered? Leave your comments here!

Learn more or join the conversation!


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The above, with comments, originally appeared here.


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